Yesterday it was reported in an interview by IGN Benelux that Astral Chain is being made as the first part of a trilogy, but director Takahisa Taura took to Twitter to provide clarification on the mistranslation.
記事で『「3部作の1作目として」作っている』と記載されていますが、そんな事実はありません。僕の頭の中では3部作どころかそれ以上に展開できるくらい色々考えている、と答えただけです。 ＞ 『ASTRAL CHAIN』は3部作の1作目？ 追加コンテンツの予定はない模様 – IGN Japan https://t.co/45kjUwjzID
— 田浦 貴久 / Takahisa Taura (@PG_taura) June 27, 2019
“The article states that it is being made as the ‘first title of a trilogy’ but this is not true. I simply said that I’m thinking about different ways to expand further, be it a trilogy or more.”
So Astral Chain isn’t being made as a trilogy, but having it expand into one is something Taura has thought about among other possibilities for the game going forward. When asked by one fan if it means there’s a good chance for at least a sequel, Taura said “If we’re talking about possibilities, then I think the same goes for all games.”
Astral Chain releases for Nintendo Switch on August 30, 2019.